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2 d2 dbaronxbaronx posted:
Anyone built with Hotondo Homes (Darvale Homes) Melton?

brokenstick We were going with them, but we pulled the plug before contract.
We found them extremely unhelpful when we had any issues about…

2 d2 dbaronxbaronx posted:
Anyone built with Hotondo Homes (Darvale Homes) Melton?

Hi MBP, we are planning to build with them, but there are no reviews online.
It would be great it you could share..
- how…

15 d15 dbaronxbaronx posted:
Granvue Builders

kak85 Which builder did you end up going with ?
We are looking at building Larimar 43 with Granvue in Melbourne West & have…

1 month1 monthbaronxbaronx posted:
Builder won't let us nominate our surveyor (Victoria)

Got the below response from ACCC.. this just keeps better & better. Seems like we have to go to Consumer Affairs Victoria now.
As a consumer, there doesn't seem to be…

1 month1 monthbaronxbaronx posted:
Builder won't let us nominate our surveyor (Victoria)

Yes, it is the Burbank Group as UrbanEdge is part of the Burbank group.
I've raised a complaint with VBA & the ACCC regarding their conduct. We spent $4,500 with them…

1 month1 monthbaronxbaronx posted:
Has anyone rectified slab heave successfully

We've had some consistent cracking around wall voids which the builder has fixed time after time. A few years ago the builder also fixed underground piping that was broken due…

1 month1 monthbaronxbaronx posted:
Has anyone rectified slab heave successfully

Thanks.. Actually we don't even know if there is a slab heave. So, I'm after recommendations for a building inspection or building + geotechnical report to check the state of…

1 month1 monthbaronxbaronx posted:
Has anyone rectified slab heave successfully

Yes, a building inspection report for a house built a few years ago.

1 month1 monthbaronxbaronx posted:
Has anyone rectified slab heave successfully

A little off-topic, but any recommendations for building inspector/engineer to access a single story dwelling for slab-heave in Tarneit (VIC)

3 months3 monthsbaronxbaronx posted:
Anyone built with Hotondo Homes (Darvale Homes) Melton?

In the same boat; looking for reviews. Are you building with them or have you found someone else ?

3 months3 monthsbaronxbaronx posted:
Builder won't let us nominate our surveyor (Victoria)

This keeps getting better & better as I dig more into it; apparently UrbanEdge are within their rights to bypass the amendments to the building act & enforce the recommendation…

3 months3 monthsbaronxbaronx posted:
Builder won't let us nominate our surveyor (Victoria)

brokenstick Thanks a lot for your reply. It's great to be in touch with someone whose gone through the same issues..
I think we'll…

3 months3 monthsbaronxbaronx posted:
Builder won't let us nominate our surveyor (Victoria)

Hi all, we are planning to build a house in Victoria (Melbourne West) and have spent a year planning the build with our builder - UrbanEdge. Now at contract we…

5 months5 monthsbaronxbaronx posted:
Urbanedge Homes - Autern 6-54

Hi Wild, UrbanEdge have been pretty slow with the process too, but they have been very accommodating to changes at any stage and are pretty good with responding to emails.
We…

7 months7 monthsbaronxbaronx posted:
Urbanedge Homes - Autern 6-54

Your color tone is very similar.. it will come out really well.
Land anywhere in Melb. is selling like hot cakes, especially bigger block if you can find any. West…

7 months7 monthsbaronxbaronx posted:
Urbanedge Homes - Autern 6-54

Hi kiara .. our base was $435K and we are now sitting at $590K.
Majority of the upgrades are from the kitchen/prep where we…

8 months8 monthsbaronxbaronx posted:
Municipal Building surveyor or private

Only issue now is there's hardly any reviews online for good surveyors, as most people are still going with one from the builders' friend-list.

8 months8 monthsbaronxbaronx posted:
Urbanedge Homes - Autern 6-54

We've had our tender appointment; when the drawings were received, most of the changes we asked for when the paperwork was submitted hadn't been incorporated. So, I had my reservations…

9 months9 monthsbaronxbaronx posted:
Urbanedge Homes - Autern 6-54

There doesn’t seem to be much on building with Urbanedge Homes, so I thought I’d start a dedicated thread & share our experience
After our , we ended up going with…

9 months9 monthsbaronxbaronx posted:
Municipal Building surveyor or private

alwayslearning Who did you go with for your surveyor? We are going to build in Truganina and looking for recommendations.

1 year1 yearbaronxbaronx posted:
Heartlands Estate, Tarneit VIC

As far as I understand, building envelopes are defined by the council and the estate just focuses on the design guidelines.

1 year1 yearbaronxbaronx posted:
Heartlands Estate, Tarneit VIC

fat32bit How big is your block ? Is it just your block or is it the entire stage? Might be worth sharing the…

1 year1 yearbaronxbaronx posted:
Henley Reserve - Cullen 45 .. Build Cancelled !

karthik In my opinion, a conventional Raft slab done right will always be better than a waffle slab.

1 year1 yearbaronxbaronx posted:
Henley Reserve - Cullen 45 .. Build Cancelled !

Hi all, sorry I've been under the pump lately and haven't updated this thread.
We've decided to move away from Henley and have signed up with Urban Edge, mainly because the…

1 year1 yearbaronxbaronx posted:
Henley Reserve - Cullen 45 .. Build Cancelled !

They use a waffle pod slab which is essentially hollow polystyrene boxes with a thin layer of concrete on top. The main difference is the raft is dug into…

1 year1 yearbaronxbaronx posted:
Henley Reserve - Cullen 45 .. Build Cancelled !

Just a quick update.. after multiple emails to the admin, we finally got a reply and to my surprise they have extended the 'pricing matrix' by just a month! From…

1 year1 yearbaronxbaronx posted:
Henley Reserve - Cullen 45 .. Build Cancelled !

keysomer Our Admin is the same - she would not respond to issues. We tried escalating it to her team lead, but again…

1 year1 yearbaronxbaronx posted:
Henley Reserve - Cullen 45 .. Build Cancelled !

JustMia Our tender appointment was on 10th October. We got some pricing after 2 weeks via email, but some items were missing, so…

1 year1 yearbaronxbaronx posted:
Henley Reserve - Cullen 45 .. Build Cancelled !

Yep unfortunately we signed up just before price-rise.
If the build gets pushed out, I'll definitely fight for it.. our lot has already been titled and they can start anytime…

1 year1 yearbaronxbaronx posted:
Henley Reserve - Cullen 45 .. Build Cancelled !

No.. no dates for contract yet ! They say it'll be 4 weeks from when Tender is signed as it takes that long for the contract drawings. Last time…

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